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Intermediate One Syllabus

Intermediate One Syllabus

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Published by mauricio aldana
This is a simple guideline for my students to know where we are heading.
This is a simple guideline for my students to know where we are heading.

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Published by: mauricio aldana on Jul 15, 2010
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INTERMEDIATE ONE SYLLABUSGENERAL ENGLISH
• Articulate argument –
using connectors to: make contrasts, state results and give reasons
• Make generalizations about routine facts by using gerunds as subjects
 
• Express purpose.
 
• Handle degrees: express
excess and insufficiency
• Use as…as/not so…as to express similar and different characteristics and traits in people,
features inobjects, places and situations.
• Discuss experience, task completion and past to present activities and their duration
 
• Disc
uss preferences.
• Have greater communication ability:
 o Verbs + gerundo Verbs + to infinitive
BUSINESS SKILLS
TALK SHOP 
Informal discussions about different aspects of the business
• Discuss relevant issues related to the participant’s specific business
field paying specificattention tothe careful articulation of argument:o expressing contrast, stating results and giving reasonso making generalizations and managing degreeo comparing similar and different characteristicso focusing on the present results of the process
• Discuss issues related to insurance.
 
 
PHONE CONVERSATIONS
• Manage telephone conversations
 
BEING A HOST TO A FOREIGN VISITOR
• Be a host to a team of foreign visitors
 
TRAVELING ABROAD
• Thank someone for dinner. Express Courtesies
 
Discuss cultural differences.
• Deal with lost baggage.
 
• Make a restaurant reservation.
 
• Organize car rental.
 
INTERACTING WITH FOREIGNERS IN OPEN CONTEXTS
• Initiate, keep going and close conversations.
 
• Repair breakdowns.
 
• Confirm understanding
 
Indicate failure to understand.
• Invite others in.
 
• Listen actively or indicate understanding
 
MOVING TOWARDS MORE FORMAL PRESENTATIONS
• Handle the necessary elements to make an effective presentation:
 o preparation, delivery and language
• Identify the
different parts in a more formal presentation.
• Use signposting expressions
 
• Make a company presentation.
 
MOVING TOWARDS MORE FORMAL MEETINGS
• Hand over to another person.
 
• Bring people into the discussion.
 

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